In November of 2013, Turks and Caicos Productions welcomed back Micon Productions for a photo shoot for Garage Clothing. We had worked with Micon producer Robbie Yamamota a few years ago for a SoBe Life Water campaign featuring Ashley Greene.
Every shoot faces certain challenges, normally which fall along the lines of finding a particular prop last minute. This shoot had a challenge of a larger scale, Mother Nature! We were shooting at a private home on Pine Cay and Day 1 on location went smoothly other than playing hide and seek between two different boats dropping crew separately. After a productive day we all enjoyed the gorgeous sunset on our 25 minute boat ride home, quite pleased with ourselves that we could leave important gear and equipment on Pine Cay safely stored overnight for an easier set up for Day 2.
Except Day 2 was met with gusting winds, stormy seas, and nonstop pouring rain! This would make for a very adventurous trip to Pine Cay! Luckily, Caicos Dream Tours were up for the wild ride and took on the assignment. We took a brave, limited crew, decked out in life vests and rain slickers, and piled into the boat which rocked around the rough seas but carried us safely to the shore. We worked like mad packing all the equipment quickly onto the boat and erasing our sandy, soggy footprints from the beautiful villa.
We made it safely back to Provo to carry on with our shoot, and as the above photos attest, even a moody Mother Nature Day in Turks and Caicos looks good!
Photographer: Chris Heads
Stylist: Jesse Selchow
Make-Up: Leslie Ann Thomson
Hair: Noah Hatton
Models: Marcela Vivan, Mathilda Bernmark, Olivia Greenfield, Ashley Ascano
The winter season of 2013-2014 was extraordinarily busy with photo shoots. A first time client came that January, CHICO’S, a beautiful women’s clothing company that had me wishing I had easy access to a store in the states! Still love that jacket on the right!
This was an amazing shoot for varied locations. We shot at a couple of our long time favorites, Bajacu and Coral House,
This was my first time working with the radiant An Hayward, so gracious and down to earth, and Magali Amadei, who I instantly recognized from the covers of magazines and catalogs my mother would receive in the mail.
I was so pleased to have the opportunity to work with Chiara Baschetti again. I last saw her on island for one of the Ralph Lauren campaigns. So lovely inside and out!
Photographer: Dean Isidro
Stylist: Inge Fonteyne
Hair: Moiz Alladina
Make-up: Susan Houser
In May of 2013 Turks and Caicos Productions welcomed SELF magazine back to Turks and Caicos for another photo shoot. This SELF magazine spread was all about “Get Sweaty.”
I was 8 months pregnant at the time and certainly did a great deal of sweating throughout the course of this shoot! TC Millwork built and delivered an 8′ x 8′ platform which took quite the maneuvering through our location Mandalay. I happen to agree with SELF, whether it’s sweat from working out or working hard, it does make you sexy!
Images via Production Paradise and Pinterest
Photographer: Arthur Belebeau
Model: Shelby Keeton
Hair: Zaiya Latt
Make-up: Angie Barton
I am often asked: “What exactly does a producer do?” The short answer, via Dictionary.com,
“a person responsible for the financial and administrative aspects of a stage, film, television, or radio production; the person who exercises general supervision of a production and is responsible chiefly for raising money, hiring technicians and artists, etc., required to stage a play, make a motion picture, or the like.” The long answer is a photo shoot producer collaborates with the creative team(s) to bring the creative concept to life by managing every facet of photo production including locations, talent (models), logistics and budgets. The creative team includes the creative director, art directors, print production teams, web production teams and merchandise managers. He or she often manages all financial and legal components of a photo shoot including developing contracts, rights, permits, and insurance. It is often the case there will be more than one producer working together. Large companies may have an in-house producer who works exclusively for the brand and that producer may hire a freelance producer to assist, especially in the case of an on location (versus
in studio) shoot where local knowledge is essential.
Turks and Caicos Productions is the only licensed photo production company in the Turks and Caicos Islands and they specialize in just that, providing local knowledge and production expertise with over two decades in the industry. At Turks and Caicos Productions, arrangement of all the details for clients including travel, accommodation, food and beverage, prop sourcing, location scouting, casting, and all previously mentioned points above are available services. Equally as important as our clients are the local vendors and businesses we work with. Developing and maintaining strong relationships with our local vendor sources is paramount.
An example of how Turks and Caicos Productions “bring(s) the creative concept to life” here are the inspirations given by The Limited for their shoot in Turks and Caicos last March:
This was our first creative request to find an island location which resembled the shores of Lake Como. So we set out to find a little Italy in the Turks and Caicos!
And so we did . . . .
Our three day shoot took place at The Shore Club, and aboard the good ship Atebeyra, who sailed us to the southside cliffs off Venetian ridge.
It is not unusual for a photo client to request a studio set on the beach. Catalog and online retail marketing usually necessitates a white background so to be able to have both the gorgeous shores of Turks and Caicos and the photo studio NY style side by side is the best of both worlds.
As demonstrated in the creative inspiration below, we needed a well weathered coastal cottage façade so TC Millwork was called upon to complete the task.
TC Millwork built an 8’ x 12’ tongue and grooved weathered wood set. The Limited crew wished all their in studio shoots could be brought to the beach!
Photographer David Slijper splashes his fashion work frequently in the pages of W magazine, Harpers Bazaar, and international Vogue .
The limited chose Swedish model Elsa Hosk to star in this beautiful campaign styled by Elizabeth Smallwood Sulcer
Hair: Ward Stegerhoek
Makeup: Vicky Steckel